Mercedes-AMG unveils the CLA 45 "Edition 55"
The folks at Affalterbach have released yet another special model to mark Mercedes-AMG's 55th birthday
Mercedes-AMG is extending the range of "Edition 55" special models released in celebration of "55 years of AMG" to include the compact performance models A 45 4MATIC and A 45 S 4MATIC.
Available in either the unique cosmos black metallic or digital white metallic colour options, the "Edition 55" also features decals with the traditional AMG emblem and suggested AMG rhombus, along with 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels.
The anniversary models of the "45" performance vehicles are available to order now until December 2022 in the U.S and also Europe.
The scope of equipment for the "Edition 55" models includes the AMG Aerodynamics package which comprises a front apron with a larger front splitter and additional flics, an AMG rear wing, deflector elements at the simulated side air outlets of the rear apron, and the diffuser blade, all painted in high-gloss black.
Developed in the wind tunnel, these components serve to improve the driving characteristics at high speeds.
The AMG Night package and the AMG Night package II also enhance the dynamic appearance of the "Edition 55" models.
The front splitter and the trim elements on the louvres in the outer air intakes, plus the inserts in the AMG side sill panels, the beltline trim strip, the window line trim strip and the exterior mirror housings are finished in high-gloss black.
In addition, there are tailpipe trims in black chrome and heat-insulating dark tinted glass. The louvres in the AMG-specific radiator grille in black chrome and the model badges on the boot lid and wings in high-gloss black complete the exclusive appearance.
Other distinguishing features of the "Edition 55" special models for the compact class include the paint finish in cosmos black metallic or digital white metallic. The colour scheme of the decals on each side of the vehicle, which sport the traditional AMG emblem and suggested AMG rhombus, runs from grey to transparent to match.
The 19‑inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen rim flange and centre cap with "Edition 55" elements round off the powerful overall look. The AMG fuel filler cap in silver chrome with AMG lettering also demonstrates great attention to detail.
The interior is characterised by the contrast of black and red. The AMG Performance seats are upholstered in two-tone classic red/black leather.
The AMG Performance steering wheel in Dinamica microfibre with "Edition 55" badge and black 12 o'clock marking celebrates the 55th birthday of the brand.
The AMG door sill panels with red illuminated AMG lettering and black AMG floor mats made of high-quality velour with red contrasting stitching and "Edition 55" lettering woven in red visibly enhance the special models right down to the footwell.
The exclusive ambience is rounded off by AMG trim elements in dark brushed aluminium in the "Edition 55" design, with accents in black/red and an AMG logo.
The scope of delivery also includes a customised AMG Indoor Car Cover in elegant black with a silver-coloured AMG logo at the height of the upper edge of the windscreen.
With its breathable outer panelling made of tear-resistant synthetic fibre fabric and antistatic inner fabric made of flannel, it protects the vehicle in the garage from dust and scratches.